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I have an idea....

Discussion in 'Health & Nutritional Care' started by adamwwilkes, Jan 4, 2017.

  1. adamwwilkes

    adamwwilkes Puppy

    Diesel LOVES pig ears. But, those things can get expensive, as can other smoked goodies he likes. Well stores around here sell raw pig ears, cow ears, peeled pig tail, etc. I am thinking about smoking and dehydrating my own, possibly even selling them locally.

    Are there any other treats y'all can think of that can be smoked and dehydrated, that I can look to source? Maybe tripe?
     
  2. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Super Moderator Premium Member

    How about salmon?
     
  3. adamwwilkes

    adamwwilkes Puppy

    That's an awesome idea....pretty sure I can source this too and smoke/dehydrate it. I think there would be a nice market for this stuff locally, as people would know it's 100% natural.
     
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  4. Vicki

    Vicki Forum Owner Staff Member Administrator

    liver
     
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  5. pitbulldogs

    pitbulldogs Good Dog Staff Member Administrator Premium Member

    My dogs go bonkers for Liver...
     
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  6. adamwwilkes

    adamwwilkes Puppy

    Hey everybody, sorry for the absence but coaching softball, Diesel and work take all my time, so I haven't been posting up much. But, I did end up dehydrating some pigs tails and pig ears. The pig tails were incredibly hard to dehydrate. Their fat content made it a real chore. The pig ears came out brilliantly though. Here a video of the first three I dehydrated.

    <iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/vi...ideos/1355501591212797/&show_text=0&width=225" width="225" height="400" style="border:none;overflow:hidden" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowTransparency="true" allowFullScreen="true"></iframe>
     
  7. Derek1

    Derek1 Big Dog

    Cool how does he like them
     
  8. adamwwilkes

    adamwwilkes Puppy

    He loves them. I limit him to two a week.
     
  9. adamwwilkes

    adamwwilkes Puppy

    Six of the biggest pig ears I've seen so far just put on the dehydrator. I had to cut them down to get the dehydrator back together. Hence the little trimmed pieces.

    These cost me $6.85 at Save A Lot

    Go buy a bag of four from Walmart, they'll cost you like $15 and won't be near this large and they'll be loaded with bull crap your dog shouldn't be eating.
     

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  10. Derek1

    Derek1 Big Dog

    Cool, that's a good idea you have there I might look into it myself.
     
  11. adamwwilkes

    adamwwilkes Puppy

    It's def a money saver, and a much healthier option than the mass marketed pig ears sold in stores. Granted you'll surely be able to find some as natural as these, but you'll pay a premium for them as I am sure you are aware.
     

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